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World Social Work Day 2021

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Forum on International Social Work

ISWED2021 Online Conference

(Sponsored by Global Institute of Social Work)

16 March 2021 @ GMT 1400-1500 hours


The focus of this forum is to showcase international social work presence in the international arena, especially in the offices of the United Nations.

The co-chairs will moderate the presentations from Social Work representatives to United Nations in New York, Geneva, Bangkok and Nairobi and their contribution in advancing international social work.

This session is sponsored by the Global Institute of Social Work.

The Programme:

Co-chairs introduce the Forum: Prof Lena Dominelli and Prof Ngoh Tiong TAN

Welcome to WSWD – Prof Anna Maria Capanini and Dr Suh, Sang-mok, Presidents IASSW and President, ICSW


1. Prof Lynne Healy - International Social Work Advocacy at UN, NY

2. Prof Anne Lavanchy: International SW - Being Present Though Remote

3. Asst. Prof Puchong Senanuch - Human Rights - Workers, migrants, Children and Women's Rights

4. Dr Jongman, Kgomotso - International SW: Advancing SDG Goals and Role of SW in Africa

1445-1500 Forum Discussion, Q&A


About the Speakers:

Professor Lynne M. Healy, Ph.D, Main Representative to the UN, International Association of Schools of Social Work, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Emerita University of Connecticut School of Social Work, USA.

Professor Anne Lavanchy holds a PhD in Anthropology. Her main research interests cover multiple structural discrimination, gender and race relations, indigeneity and affects. She served as lecturer, invited professor or guest researcher at several universities in Switzerland, Chile and the United Kingdom, she is Professor at the Faculty of Social Work – Geneva, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland.

Dr Puchong Senanuch, Associate Dean, Academic & International Affairs, Director, B.A Social Policy & Development (International Program) at Thammasat University.

Dr. Kgomotso Jongman, President of ASSWA, Member- Botswana National Association of Social Workers.

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